Share to live better

Collaborating, exchanging time, sharing a car or scooter, using an ecological means of transport, cohabiting a work, living or social relations space, moving towards a collaborative economy: a way of thinking of oneself as an individual within a community that, with its own choices, creates change and contributes to the improvement of collective well-being.

Milan Helps
Consult the catalog of collaborative services and innovation projects promoted by startups, associations, companies and institutions.

- Public notice for the update of the qualified list of COWORKINGS in Milan - Deadline extended to 31/12/2023.

- Call for social housing for vulnerable people by the Cariplo Foundation (Announcement without deadline).

- Start of work of the Permanent Citizens' Assembly on Climate: it is a civic participation body, made up of 90 citizens drawn by lot, which will accompany the implementation of the Air and Climate Plan of the municipality of Milan until 2030 as part of the initiative Milan Change Air.


Car sharing
Car Sharing is a form of transport based on the collective use of the car. Unlike rental, car sharing services provide a fleet of cars that can be used for short periods, for a fee of time and/or kilometres.

Car Pooling
Car pooling refers to the shared use of private cars among a group of people, with the main aim of reducing travel costs:

Scooter Sharing
Scooter sharing means the collective use of the scooter. Unlike rental, this service provides a fleet of vehicles that can be used for short periods, for a fee of time and/or kilometres.

Sharing scooter
The electric scooter has become increasingly popular in recent years and presents itself as a valid alternative to the bicycle


Bike sharing
Bike sharing is a form of transport based on the collective use of bicycles
Unlike rental, bike sharing services provide a fleet of vehicles that can be used for short periods, for a fee of time and/or kilometres.

Cycle paths in Milan

Shared spaces for bicycle repair/maintenance: the Ciclofficine
Cycle workshops are places equipped with specific equipment for the repair and assembly of bicycles where it is possible to independently repair your own bicycle with the support of more expert people, or assemble one using recycled parts from disused or abandoned bicycles. Cycle workshops are places open and managed voluntarily by users, with the aim of spreading the culture and use of cycling. The service is free, while spare parts are sold at the lowest possible price.

Doctor bike/Ciclobby
It is a manual that provides simple indications for its management and repair of the simplest faults of the bicycle, for an economical do-it-yourself.

Coworking spaces are shared and temporary work places with an hourly, daily, weekly, monthly or annual rate and which also allow you to use the services present in the space: meeting rooms, equipment, kitchen space, relaxation rooms, training and refresher courses; in some cases, secretarial, personal and childcare services. Coworking allows for the informal exchange of ideas and collaboration between members. 
In Milan, coworking is a reality that has expanded greatly in recent years, so much so that it has created one or more networks managed by various entities.

Qualified List of Coworking in Milan
A qualified list of coworking service providers in Milan and a interactive map to choose workstations.

Cowo® Project
Provides information foropening a coworking space andlist of coworking spaces in Milan

An informal coworking space, inside a bar with kitchen

Informal space where you can eat something and work in coworking; exhibitions and events are also organised

Wellio Milan Dante
Pro Working space in the center of Milan

I am Working
Spaces and services tailored for Coworking and Smart Working

Coworking space equipped with desks equipped for office work

Sharing skills and tools for digital and non-digital innovation: Makerspaces and FabLabs

I makerspace they are shared laboratories/workshops, equipped with work spaces, equipment, digital and non-digital machines, where courses for adults and children are held; they can also be found within schools or educational spaces because they constitute the "laboratory" par excellence.

I FabLab they are digital workshops, accessible to the public (free of charge or for a fee), in which the availability and sharing of digital machinery and equipment is guaranteed. They are also platforms for innovation and invention that can provide a stimulus for local entrepreneurship and a place of learning: a place to play, create, learn, invent. Being a Fab Lab means being connected to a community of students, educators, technicians, researchers, managers and innovators in a knowledge sharing network 
FabLabs are part of a global network, the FabFoundation and must have signed up to the FabCharter manifesto, collaborate with other FabLabs in the network in shared projects, participate in the Fab Academy. 

Makerspaces and fablabs in Milan

It is a type of economy where the relationship between people and values ​​such as a fair distribution of resources, respect and protection of the environment and the pursuit of social goals, the sharing of ideas, time and skills are central. For further information see the site

WEMI: the Home Services portal of the Municipality of Milan


They are solidarity purchasing groups, spontaneously organized purchasing groups that start from a critical approach to consumption and that want to apply the principles of equity, solidarity and sustainability to their purchases, often turning to local producers who supply zero-mile products.

List of GAS in Milan and surrounding areas


It is a form of "collective" and "bottom-up" financing and represents an alternative "access to credit" channel to banks and other forms of financing. It is based on the voluntary contribution of several people (from "crowd" = crowd) with sums of money of varying amounts, even modest, to support a project deemed worthy.
By sharing ideas and projects on crowdfunding platforms, you raise funds for their realization, while at the same time testing the interest and commercial attractiveness of your idea, also obtaining suggestions for improving it.

- On the site it is possible to find information on the various types of crowdfunding and a list of the main platforms in Italy.
- On the site The main Italian and foreign platforms are listed and explained, divided by type with statistics and reviews
Fall in love with culture: it is a crowdfunding platform dedicated to Italian Art and Culture; is a project by Crowd Team, a social fintech startup based in Milan and Matera

The Neighborhood Concierge

It is an initiative born in France and also landed in Milan, the Neighborhood Concierge has the aim of making people's lives easier, helping them to find what they need, from plumbing help to housemaids, to collecting keys and parcels, and from assistance for the disabled to all those tasks that aim to support families and citizens. Some also offer cultural services such as book exchange and cultural itineraries in the neighborhood.

Doormen in Milan


Cohousing is a collaborative lifestyle that favors good neighborly relationships to guarantee a high quality of life. Cohousing are made up of private homes equipped with common spaces and services and combine the autonomy of a private home with the advantages of shared services, resources and spaces such as, for example, a laundry room, a nursery, vegetable patches and gardens, a gym or coworking spaces.   

Cohousing in Milan

Social Housing

Home Sharing

Host + Host
It is a network of non-profit cultural associations for social promotion that has formed a national movement to represent at an Italian level the local realities that deal with home sharing, such as Host ME in Milan.

Brief guide to home sharing
An article from the Milano Città Stato magazine.

Widespread social hotel
Initiative of the Municipality of Milan which involves the recovery and reuse of "below threshold" accommodation or spaces for use other than residential.

The Social Streets

Social streets are city areas where the neighborhood meets, often with the help of groups created through social networks, for the pleasure of socializing, being together, exchanging experiences and skills, sharing knowledge of the place and organizing events; social streets can develop collective projects of common interest, promote neighborhood solidarity and social interaction initiatives. 
A list of Milan's social streets can be found on the site

Shared gardens and vegetable patches
The shared garden is a public space whose management is the result of a collective and concerted activity. The shared gardens see all citizens as protagonists because they are created and managed by the citizens themselves to make their neighborhood more livable and represent an innovative method of recovery and management of degraded and abandoned public areas which, due to lack of economic resources, the Municipality of Milan he is not in a position to retrain. 

The network of associations for youth policies in Milan. 

Public data sharing

Participatory budget
It is a process of civic participation that allows citizens to propose, vote and co-design public works financed with the Administration's budget.

Milan Smart City
Reality promoted at local level by the Municipality of Milan and the Chamber of Commerce, with the aim of networking institutions, private individuals, universities and associations, through the creation of six thematic working groups corresponding to the six pillars of Smart Cities: Smart Economy, Smart Living, Smart Environment, Smart Mobility, Smart People, Smart Governance.

- Sharing Cities - Smart Cities Lighthouse
Sharing Cities is a European project financed by the Horizon 2020 program - Smart Cities Lighthouse - which aims to create a "smart" neighborhood with "almost" zero emissions, to respond to the main environmental challenges of cities and improve the daily lives of its citizens. inhabitants. The project supports the adoption of an innovative approach to respond to some of the main environmental challenges: reducing carbon emissions from buildings and means of transport and improving the quality of air and people's lives and creating a smart city, where technology is at the service of the citizen.

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